History That Heals


Using history to help to heal race relations in America. Honoring the first 12 generations of Americans of African descent. Establishing a new way to look at the history of African Americans in America. Telling the Untold Story of Unpaid Labor so that it becomes a permanent part of American history. Acknowledging the rightful place of Black people in American history. Telling the truth that the United States of America would not be the most successful nation in the world in modern history without the contribution of Unpaid Labor.

History. History. History. What are the historians saying about the history? Take a look.

  • “This initiative offers a realistic promise of hope and empowerment at a time when they are sorely needed.” James Brewer Stewart, Ph.D.
  • “Unpaid Labor LLC stands out among a whole host of positive efforts to move beyond blame and guilt and find innovative paths of change.” Peter Wood, Ph.D.
  • “I support your worthy effort, and believe it will contribute to Americans (white) understanding the central role that slavery played in our nation’s development.” Van E. Gosse, Ph.D.
  • “Unpaid Labor’s message, well grounded in the economic and political realities of United States history, represents a worthwhile pursuit of racial and economic justice.” Scott Hancock, Ph.D.
  • “Godspeed in your good work.” Tamara Plakins Thornton, Ph.D.
  • “Your work to increase public awareness of the crucial contribution of Unpaid Labor by African Americans in creating the United States is a vitally important public service which American historians ought to support.” Harry L. Watson, Ph.D.
  • “I am happy to support this much-needed initiative.” Julie P. Winch, Ph.D.

These are just some of the comments and encouraging words of support we’ve received from 25 historians acknowledging the central truth of our work. They are excited that we are working to get their work out to the masses. Some have given unsolicited letters of endorsement. Some have made valuable introductions. All have been invaluable where it counts the most-getting history right.

It’s really not that complicated. History can help to heal. The medicine has to be the right medicine delivered the right way. Unpaid Labor is dedicated to getting the right medicine to the masses in a way that it can help them. Honor, Hope, Dignity, and Standing are balms that will change the way we think about our nation, the people of our nation, and ourselves.